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13 Dec 2017 description

The Troika calls on all parties to participate in the upcoming South Sudan peace talks.

30 Nov 2017 description

The following statement was issued jointly by the Governments of the United States of America, the United Kingdom, and Norway.

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The members of the Troika (Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States) recently traveled to Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, South Sudan, and Kenya in support of the efforts of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) to urgently convene a High-Level Revitalization Forum (HLRF) for the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan.

21 Jul 2017 description

The members of the Troika (Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States) and the European Union condemn the continuing violence in South Sudan, especially the Government of South Sudan’s current offensive against SPLM-In Opposition (SPLM-IO) forces near Pagak, as well as ongoing road ambushes and attacks by the SPLM-IO.

20 Jul 2017 description

FCO launches its Annual Human Rights report for 2016

Annual Report on Human Rights and Democracy puts human rights centre stage of foreign policy.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has published its 2016 Annual Human Rights Report. The report covers the period from January to December 2016 and for the first time includes a dedicated section on modern slavery - a key UK Government priority.

16 May 2017 description

Statement by Ambassador Matthew Rycroft, UK Permanent Representative to the United Nations, at the Security Council Open Debate on sexual violence in conflict.

Thank you Minister, Mr President, for convening this important open debate.

03 Apr 2017 description

Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
March 30, 2017

The text of the following statement was issued jointly by the Governments of the United States of America, the United Kingdom, and Norway.

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14 Mar 2017 description

Statement by Ambassador Matthew Rycroft, UK Permanent Representative to the United Nations, at the Security Council briefing on the Humanitarian Situation in Yemen, South Sudan, and Somalia.

I would like to begin by thanking Stephen for his briefing. As well as for his initiative and stamina in confronting the toughest humanitarian challenges that the world present. And through him, may I pay tribute to all humanitarian workers responding to these humanitarian challenges, which are of a scale so unprecedented, so unacceptable that it’s almost unimaginable.

09 Mar 2017 description

KHARTOUM, Sudan – The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) welcomed a recent contribution of £2 million (approximately US$2.5 million) to its programme from the Government of the United Kingdom to respond to the needs of South Sudanese refugees in Sudan.

11 Nov 2016 description
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Final report
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Briefing note

Many humanitarian organisations work in active conflict zones under direct threat of violence. This significantly constrains their operations, and makes it difficult to deliver the aid people need. We looked at two questions: how many aid agencies are able to get access to the most dangerous places? And how do access constraints affect ‘humanitarian coverage’ – the degree to which people in need are being reached by the aid system?

An interactive version of our findings is available here.

01 Nov 2016 description

The Defence Secretary has met the British Army’s high-readiness paratroopers who are preparing to serve on a UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan.

During a visit to Merville Barracks at Colchester Garrison, Michael Fallon met members of 16 Air Assault Brigade who will join UK personnel already in central Africa.

Part of 16 Medical Regiment, the troops will travel to South Sudan with a squash-court sized specialist field hospital which can be dropped by parachute and used for emergency surgery.

07 Oct 2016 description

In a joint statement, the IGAD, Troika, and EU partners of the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) condemn calls by opposition leaders in South Sudan for a renewal of armed conflict, and call on the government and armed opposition groups to immediately adhere to the permanent ceasefire.

Statement of the IGAD, Troika and EU Partners of JMEC Regarding Calls for Armed Conflict

01 May 2016 description

“Together with my Troika colleagues, I welcome the long-awaited formation of South Sudan’s transitional government of national unity," said Foreign Minister Børge Brende.

26 Apr 2016 description

The 2015 Foreign Office Annual Report on Human Rights and Democracy shows that human rights remain at the heart of British foreign policy.

The Foreign Office has issued its Annual Human Rights Report for 2015. The report, published on 21 April 2016, illustrates the priority attached to human rights across the FCO network.

The Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond, said:

10 Feb 2016 description

The European Union Delegation, the Heads of Mission of Denmark, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, The United Kingdom and the Heads of Mission of Canada, Japan, Norway and Switzerland issue the following statement in South Sudan:

The Heads of Mission express their grave concern at the potential consequences of the passing of the non-governmental organisations bill, and the Relief and Rehabilitation Commission bill in Parliament on 2 February.

01 Dec 2015 description

South Sudan - The United Kingdom has increased its support of IOM’s lifesaving operations for vulnerable populations across South Sudan. Needs remain immense two years into the crisis, with an estimated 1.7 million people internally displaced and millions more in urgent need of assistance.

07 Oct 2015 description

The Troika (Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States) express serious concern about President Salva Kiir Mayardit’s October 2 announcement that he plans to replace South Sudan's 10 states with 28 new states. This announcement directly contradicts the Government of South Sudan’s commitment to implement the peace agreement it signed on August 26.

12 Mar 2015 description

Executive Summary

This report provides a UK perspective on the global human rights situation during 2014, and examples of what the government is doing to promote human rights and democratic values overseas. It reviews the situation in specific countries and against the thematic priorities around which our work is organised.

One of the most striking trends of 2014 was the pressure put by governments on civil society organisations in many parts of the world, damaging human rights and the economic interests of those same countries.

26 Jan 2015 description

Office of the Spokesperson

Washington, DC

The text of the following statement was issued jointly by the Governments of the United States of America, the United Kingdom, and Norway.

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The members of the Troika (the United States, the United Kingdom, and Norway) are gravely concerned with the continued lack of progress in the South Sudan peace negotiations.